New York radio reporter and anchor Sonia Rincon '01, of WINS 1010, is one of five alumni being inducted into the WERS Hall of Fame on May 30. (Courtesy Photo)
On Saturday, May 30, Emerson College’s radio station WERS 88.9 FM will host its seventh annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony during Emerson's Alumni Weekend. The event honors Emerson alumni who worked at the station and continue to excel in the field of broadcast radio. The 2015 inductees are Rob Rudnick ’77, owner and president, Colt Communications; Sonia Rincon ’01, reporter/anchor, 1010 WINS; Ken Brady ’85, general sales manager, WJXL AM/FM; Dean Cappello ’83, executive vice president and chief content officer, WNYC; and Richard “Dick” Woodies ’50, president, LMI Woodies Associates.
This year, WERS celebrated its 66th anniversary. Since its inception, it has served as a training ground for broadcasting students at Emerson. Past WERS Hall of Fame inductees include WBZ Radio’s Joe Mathieu, president and CEO of Berkowitz Broadcast Consulting Gary Berkowitz, WKLB-FM’s Carolyn Kruse, program director at B96.5 and Magic WMJM 101.3 Philip David March, and WATD 95.9’s Malcolm Alter.
This year’s WERS Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place on Saturday, May 30, at 3:00 pm in the Semel Theater (10 Boylston Place, Third Floor) at Emerson College.
Ken Brady '85, general sales manager of WJXL in Florida, is one of five alumni being inducted this year into the WERS Hall of Fame. (Courtesy Photo)
About WERS 88.9 FM
Founded in October 1949 by Emerson professor Charles Dudley, WERS is one of the top college radio stations in the nation. Student-run and professionally managed, the award-winning station serves New England a mix of indie rock, alternative, and folk music. Programming also includes calendars of events, public service announcements, news, and live music performances and interviews with musicians in-studio. WERS broadcasts live from the Emerson College campus, commercial free, to Boston and beyond via streaming online. For more information, visit wers.org.